During the month of February, I participated in the Get Fit in February challenge last month. Along with a few hundred other folks, mostly technical professionals, I set an aggressive weight loss goal and worked hard to meet the goal. Although I didn’t hit the mark I set for myself (12 pounds), I did lose a significant amount of weight (9 pounds) during the month, and trimmed off at least an inch from my waist. Through this process, I have learned some things that worked for me, and a few others that didn’t, when trying to lose weight. More importantly, I gained some additional confidence along the way, proving that I can make significant sacrifices when I set my mind to something.
Where to from here? I’m still looking to lose more weight – ideally, I should be about 15 pounds lighter than my current weight. I’ll continue to eat responsibly and stay physical to continue my weight loss, though it certainly won’t come as quickly as it did in February. I intend to drop a pound a week for the next 10 weeks, which will put me within spitting distance of my final goal just in time for summer.